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  • Analysis of Potential Water-Supply Management Options, 2010-60, and Documentation of Revisions to the Model of the Irwin Basin Aquifer System, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California

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    Analysis of Potential Water-Supply Management Options, 2010-60, and Documentation of Revisions to the Model of the Irwin Basin Aquifer System, Fort Irwin National Training Center, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Fort Irwin National Training Area | October 31, 2014...
    Summary

    The Fort Irwin National Training Center is considering several alternatives to manage their limited water-supply sources in the Irwin Basin. An existing three-dimensional,...

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  • Base of fresh ground water (approximately 3,000 micromhos) in the San Joaquin Valley, California

    Base of fresh ground water (approximately 3,000 micromhos) in the San Joaquin Valley, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | June 30, 1971...
    Summary

    Widespread pumping of groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley began about 1900, and since 1940 pumpage has increased at an accelerated rate. In...

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  • Bulletin No. 52-B Salinas Basin Investigation Summary Report

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    Bulletin No. 52-B Salinas Basin Investigation Summary Report

    California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | December 13, 1946...
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    The Board of Supervisors and the Flood Control and Water Conservation Conmittee of the County of Monterey became concerned in April 1944 over...

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  • California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    California’s Severe Drought Has Only Marginal Impacts on Food Prices

    University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics | May 14, 2015...
    Summary

    The extreme drought that has gripped California over the past several years is causing onerous adjustments in the natural and human environments. Agriculture,...

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  • Declining Groundwater Level Effects on Supply Well Operations

    Declining Groundwater Level Effects on Supply Well Operations

    University of California, Davis (UC Davis) | December 1, 2017...
    Summary

    Pumping more from groundwater basins than they can sustainably supply decreases groundwater levels, often by undesirable amounts. Economic impacts from overdraft and drought...

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  • Detection of aquifer system compaction and land subsidence using interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Antelope Valley, Mojave Desert, California

    Detection of aquifer system compaction and land subsidence using interferometric synthetic aperture radar, Antelope Valley, Mojave Desert, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | April 15, 1998...
    Summary

    Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) has great potential to detect and quantify land subsidence caused by aquifer system compaction. InSAR maps with high...

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  • Drawdown ‘‘Triggers’’: A Misguided Strategy for Protecting Groundwater-Fed Streams and Springs

    Drawdown ‘‘Triggers’’: A Misguided Strategy for Protecting Groundwater-Fed Streams and Springs

    National Ground Water Association (NGWA) | October 31, 2016...
    Summary

    There is increasing recognition of the importanceof groundwater to the survival and function of terrestrial ecosystems (e.g., Ribeiro et al. 2013), which has grown...

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  • Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

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    Dry groundwater wells in the western United States

    Environmental Research Letters | July 28, 2017...
    Summary

    Declining groundwater levels are common in parts of the western US, but their impact on the ability of wells to pump groundwater is...

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  • Economic and water supply effects of ending groundwater overdraft in California’s Central Valley

    Economic and water supply effects of ending groundwater overdraft in California’s Central Valley

    San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science | March 1, 2016...
    Summary

    Surface water and groundwater management are often tightly linked, even when linkage is not intended or expected. This link is especially common in semi-arid regions, such...

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  • Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Agricultural Drains in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California

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    Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Agricultural Drains in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) | July 24, 2015...
    Summary

    Since 2001, irrigators in the upper Klamath Basin have increasingly turned to groundwater to compensate for reductions in surface-water allocation caused by shifts...

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